Saturday, April 2, 2011

1981 rick burleson

rick burleson was acquired by the angels in a december 1980 trade with the red sox.  here's his 1981 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
burleson went on to have his best season since 1977 for the angels in '81.  he matched his career best batting average (.293, last attained in that 1977 season) and was named to the al all-star squad for the first time since starting the midsummer classic in 1977.  unfortunately, a weight room accident caused the rooster to miss most of the next 5 seasons, including all of the 1985 campaign.

voici à vous, 1981 rick burleson!

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